Kinda springy, yeah?
Here was my original inspiration for this week’s #mbbinstachallenge look, and you don’t have to copy this. You can do anything you want based on the idea of a bold, colorful element on super clean skin.
In the inspiration pic I used, it looks like the artist concentrated mascara in the middle of the models’ upper lash lines, so I added a couple extra coats in that area on my lashes, too.
The models look like they’re wearing a bronzed nude-ish pink gloss, so I grabbed another old-school MAC fave of mine, Viva Glam V Lipglass.
It feels a little weird to wear absolutely no color on my cheeks, since I’m always wearing a little something, like at least a touch of blush, highlighter or bronzer, but I definitely like how the absence of color everywhere else on my face makes the eye makeup pop.
Someone on Instagram asked if they could just post an eye shot or a lip shot for the challenge, and yes, of course! — that’s totally fine! You can do as few or as many looks as you want, but please don’t forget to use #mbbinstachallenge and tag me on Instagram @karenmbb so I can find you and see your looks.
Ooh! Here’s the gorgeous look Jaclyn @strongfemininity did…
Repost of @strongfemininity's #mbbinstachallenge pic. OK, now I need to try purple brows! ? ・・・ ?Warning: makeup talk. ? I'm doing the #mbbinstachallenge with Karen from the Makeup and Beauty blog!!! This week the challenge is to do a makeup look with 1 bright color element + clean skin (I guess that means no blush?). I cheated and did 2 colors because otherwise I think neutral lips look really weird on me. ? This challenge was the perfect excuse to try colorful eyebrows. I used a dark purple eyeshadow powder from #Maybelline then topped it with some purple #Avon lipstick I have. Then, since I can't let a good thing go, I used the purple lipstick as eyeliner for a long wing. I also have hot pink Avon lip stain on my lips because I'm the boss of me. Foundation is #Fitme by Mabelline and #neutrogena mineral powder. Filter is #clarendon. ? Then I posed in my curtains because that's not weird, you're weird. The end. Back to our normally scheduled lifting program. ?
And Lily @itsmrsspurgeon looks amazing with her makeup and hair!
If you are not following @karenmbb and her amazing blog, Makeup and Beauty Blog, then you are not living! She's doing #mbbinstachallenge , challenging her followers to get out of their beauty routines and do something different. Today is one bold element to your makeup look.. can you guess mine? (BTW my hair is a little darker because I went purple.) #mbbinstachallenge
- Any day during each week, do your own interpreation of that week’s look, and take a picture of it with your phone or other camera.
- Post the pic on Instagram! — and be sure to include #mbbinstamakeupchallenge, and you can also tag me at @karenmbb. That way we can search and find each other!
- And if you aren’t on Instagram, leave a comment on this post and a link to your makeup picture.
DISCLAIMER: this is not a judgy, serious, instense or stressful competition. This is strictly for fun and to get out of our makeup comfort zones a little, which is why I threw a couple of wackier looks into the mix. For me, it’s easy to always fall back on the same looks ALL THE TIME, so this is just an excuse to have fun and try new things.
Don’t be afraid to completely fail. No matter what (seriously), at least you’ll be able to say that you did something different and expressed yourself creatively. No big deal. Plus, it’s just makeup. It’s not a permanent commitment or anything. 🙂
Reeeeeeeeally excited about roasted vegetables
In other news, guess who’s on a roasted vegetables kick.
Everything tastes better when you roast it, man! Some veggies, like carrots and cauliflower, get sweeter, and you get that nice burnt crunch at the edges… YUM! I’d much rather spend time preparing vegetables and roasting them instead of steaming them, which is so BLUH and boring to me. For some reason, steamed vegetables depress me…
I prepped a bunch of roasted vegetables last weekend to eat throughout the week — green beans, carrots, cauliflower, parsnips — and I CAN’T WAIT TO EAT THEM ALL!
I’m really looking forward to it.
Do you have any good veggie recipes (roasted or otherwise)? Inquiring minds want to know.
OK, I can’t be the only person who gets this excited about roasting vegetables… 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,